McKinsey & Company: Semiconductors
Semiconductors are a key component in many healthcare technologies, including medical devices, diagnostic equipment, and health monitoring systems. Semiconductors are used in these technologies due to their ability to perform complex functions and control processes, as well as their small size, low power consumption, and high reliability.
Examples of semiconductors in healthcare include:
Medical devices: Semiconductors are used in medical devices such as imaging equipment, ventilators, and monitors to control and process information, as well as to collect and store data.
Diagnostic equipment: Semiconductors are used in diagnostic equipment such as laboratory analyzers, X-ray machines, and medical imaging systems to control and process information and to produce images.
Health monitoring systems: Semiconductors are used in health monitoring systems such as wearable devices, fitness trackers, and remote patient monitoring systems to collect, store, and process data related to patients’ health and well-being.
Semiconductors play a critical role in enabling healthcare organizations to improve patient care and outcomes by providing them with the tools and technologies needed to diagnose, monitor, and treat patients more effectively. Additionally, semiconductors are key to the development of new healthcare technologies, including artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, that are driving the transformation of healthcare.